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Sep 27, 2013 12:09 AM by Matt SantaMaria

Morro Bay Rides Momentum into LPL Opener

MORRO BAY, Calif. - When it comes to the Morro Bay football team, don't judge a book by its cover.

Despite having the Los Padres League's second lowest enrollment, the Pirates finished 2012 as the league's second best team. That success, though, led to high expectations. And with a difficult early season schedule, Morro Bay struggled.

"After those first two losses," said senior offensive lineman Jack Judge, "we just cracked down and said that we've got to get better."

And they did.

The pirates used a 4th quarter rally to get past Kern Valley in Week 2. A week later, they pulled off the surprise of the early season; a 40-14 thrashing of previously unbeaten San Luis Obispo.

"We were just fired up," said senior running back Tristan Collins, "when we got on that field, I knew we were ready to play."

And in their answer to their early season adversity, the pirates have added a new adage.

Don't judge Morro Bay by their first chapter, either.

"There's more of a belief," said head coach Jack Greer, "we have had a difficult preseason and our kids have come together. I think they're starting to believe more in themselves."

Morro Bay hosts Lompoc on Friday night.

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